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Week of June 19, 2017

 
 
Smart reform strategies
 
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 / jboynes@uic.edu

There are a few smart strategies that activists can follow to further bolster support for criminal justice reforms, according to a new UIC study. The study’s author found that themes that appeal to self-interest (financial costs and ineffectiveness as a crime reduction tool) tend to be the more consistently effective than those that appeal to fairness (racial disparities in incarceration, the harm it does to children and communities).